My goal as an “influencer” is to encourage others to consume more consciously, mindfully, slowly, and with more intention.

In the spirit of transparency, there are a few things I’d like to say about my blog. You might have noticed an ad or two while you’re reading and wondered, Wait – isn’t that sort of contrary to what simple living and minimalism is all about? I hear you, and I struggled a lot with deciding whether or not to place ads on Emily Lightly.

At the same time, I am working hard creating free content to help others, mainly because I love it. I have big dreams to one day write a book or create an online course that provides value to you and that could also support my work. In the meantime, the most feasible way for me to keep this blog running is to employ the use of things like ads, affiliate links, and brand collaborations (only with companies I actually love, of course).

All of these things support my work, allowing me to continue creating content that helps others and that you (hopefully) enjoy reading.

I promise to always be transparent and let you know when something contains an ad or affiliate link. I also promise to only ever show you products that I personally believe are great – whether they are high quality, ethically or sustainably made, or from a brand that I love and support.

While this might still classify me as an ‘influencer’, my goal is that my influence will encourage others to consume more consciously, mindfully, and with more intention.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, head over to my Contact page and send me a message. Thank you for your support!